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Schleese Adds Another Educational Video to the Mix!

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Schleese Adds Another Educational Video to the Mix!

Now learn about Western Saddle Fit!

Schleese’s “Beyond the 9 Points of Saddle Fit” is an EQUUS Film Festival Award Winning Educational Video discussing saddle fit for English Riders. Now with this new video, saddle fit education has been expanded to assist Western riders as well determine how well their saddles are fitting themselves and their horses.

The Biomechanics of Western Saddle Fit is a two-part series encompassing the human and equine dynamic and is available for download here:

This series of videos is Schleese’s latest educational offering and deals primarily with the considerations of horse and rider in Western saddle fitting while accounting for the impact of both the physical (biomechanics) and psychological aspects of the horse. Dealing with common concerns to riders, owners, and all equine professionals, this compilation of information enlightens western riders of all disciplines and levels as to the possible symptomatic causes from poor saddle fit resulting in lameness, muscle atrophy, sore backs, and unwanted behaviour.

Certified Master Saddler and Saddle Ergonomist Jochen Schleese presents his points in a clear and concise manner, working with renowned American biomechanics expert Jillian Kreinbring, M.S. to enlighten and entertain the viewer while changing the mindset regarding the status quo of western saddle fit.  Part 1 deals with the human and equine dynamic in considering saddle fit, whereas part 2 delves into the classical principles of saddle fit and combines their consideration with contemporary fields of study in equine biomechanics and psychology.

Something that even our English riders can enjoy and learn from!

About Jochen Schleese and Schleese Saddlery Service Ltd.

Jochen Schleese got his certification as Master Saddler at the age of 22 and came to Canada in 1986 to establish and register the trade of saddlery in North America. With over 80 different models designed over the years, Schleese Saddlery Service Ltd is the world leading manufacturer of saddles designed for women, specializing in the unique anatomical requirements of female riders. Schleese authorized representatives provide diagnostic saddle fit analysis and saddle fitting services across the globe to maintain optimal saddle fit to horse and rider.

Jochen is the author of the best-selling “Suffering in Silence: The Saddle Fit Link to Physical and Psychological Trauma in Horses”, now in its third printing by Trafalgar Square and available in hard copy, digital, and paperback versions at He and his company have been the recipients of numerous business and industry awards over the years and have been featured in the Wall Street Journal as well as twice on the Discovery Channel.

He is a regular guest lecturer at various equine and veterinary colleges around North America and Europe.

For more information about Jochen Schleese and Schleese Saddlery Ltd. please go to or


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Testimonial from a client who responded to a post on Chronicle of the Horse Forums. Hate to say it, but 99.999% of all riders/trainers/vets/chiropractors have no idea whether a saddle fits or not- and Jochen Schleese has done the research and the innovation to determine what does fit. My 3 year old started to give me the same signs as this mare [bucking] - thank God I was lucky enough to attend a lecture by JS the next weekend and I then did quite a bit of investigating what he had to offer. I took the plunge and even with a loaner saddler in the interim the results are phenomenal. No more issues with my young horse, and my older horse who I was on the verge of retiring because of cascading soundness issues is now going better and sounder every single day- and doing work which he has never been able to do before. Of course, I was able to change the saddle on my young horse BEFORE he learned to defend himself by rearing and bucking and it became a habit. A new saddle is considerably cheaper than sending her somewhere to another "fixer" trainer.

— Madeline Zook, NV

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